Re: Scouts' Shirts Retired
john gasink (jgasink@CSRLINK.NET)
Tue, 19 Nov 1996 07:09:05 -0800
John Pannell wrote:
> >The leaders of this troop have contacted BSA National about awarding the
> >Eagle Scout to these two boys posthumously. So far, BSA has refused because
> >they had not completed the requirements. The leaders stated that they will
> >not give up.
> The rank of Eagle Scout will not be awared posthumously unless ALL the
> requirements were completed before the Scout's death. End of story.
> They can press all they want, but my advice would be to drop it and honor
> the memories of those young mem in different ways (like has already been
> done). The rank will not be awarded, because the requirements were not met.
> John Pannell, Unit Commissioner
> Three Fires Council, IL
> I used to be a buffalo (SR-92) but will always be an Eagle (1981)
This is not a pleasent topic, but I have to disagree with you, national
will, in some cases award posthumously. Approximately three years ago
the Pocono District, Minsi Trails Council had a scout that was abducted
and murdered. He had completed his project and was one or two merit
badges from his eagle. The council appealed to national and he was
given his eagle posthumously. One of the two scum has pleaded quilty
and has been sentenced to life without parole, the other is still
awaiting trial. However, I would say that the fact that these scouts
had not completed their service projects is why national is not going to
award the rank.
John A. Gasink
Pokawachne Chapter (Pocono District), Witauchsoman Lodge #44
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City